Universal Testing Systems for Tensile, Compression, and Flexure Testing

The 3400 Series Universal Testing Machines range in capacity from 500 N to 50 kN and are designed to meet all of your force testing needs. Instron’s patent-pending Operator Protect system architecture makes the 3400 Series simpler, smarter, and safer than ever before. Designed to perform tensile, compression, flex, peel, puncture, friction, shear tests, and more, these systems are compatible with hundreds of grips and fixtures found in our expansive accessory catalog.

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0.02 N (2 gf) - 50 kN Force Capacities

345S Single Column

Low-Force Testing Systems
500 N, 1 kN, 2 kN, 5 kN Force Capacities

For low force applications, the 3400 single column series provides up to 5 kN capacity available in standard and extra height options.

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Dual Column Testing System

Mid-Range Testing Systems
5 kN, 10 kN, 30 kN, 50 kN Force Capacities

For higher force applications, the 3400 dual column table model series provides up to 50 kN capacity available in standard and extra height options.

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3382A Universal Testing System

For Higher Capacity Needs

The 3380 Series model is available with 100 kN (22,500 lbf) force capacity.

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Powered by Bluehill® Universal


Bluehill Universal is built from the ground up for touch interaction. The Operator Dashboard features large touchpoints to make the user experience simpler and smarter. Easy-to-understand icons and workflows make it easy to train new or experienced users, simplify operator training, and allow you to start testing even faster than ever before.

Bluehill Universal Static Materials Testing Software


For when you need results fast, QuickTest allows users to enter a few simple parameters and run their test within seconds.

Pre-Loaded Templates

Bluehill Universal includes an extensive library of pre-configured methods for some of the most commonly used ASTM, ISO, and EN standards. The methods are packaged in modules that are specific to your testing application.

Exporting Tools

Users can be guided through the entire testing process with step-by-step instructions, ensuring that their tests remain repeatable, simple, and error-free. The prompts are customizable with your own text and images.

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Safety Without Sacrificing Throughput

Single Column 3400 Series

Operator Panel

All-New Operator Panel

The 3400 Series brings system controls closer than ever before with the all-new operator panel.
Improve ergonomics and throughput by starting and stopping tests, jogging the crosshead,
and returning to the starting position directly from the instrument.

Protecting Your Investment

3400 Series Internal Components

Collision Mitigation

Reduce damage to equipment and delicate specimens by stopping the crosshead if force is detected upon return or during a jog.

Load Cell Overload Protection

The 3400 Series systems automatically stop when the load cell reaches maximum capacity to prevent damage to the load cell, system, and accessories.

Built to Last

Powered by maintenance-free brushless AC servomotors, the 3400 Series is designed for longevity. All Instron electromechanical systems are equipped with guidance columns in addition to preloaded ballscrews for increased robustness.

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3400 Series Brochure

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